After having undergone two restyling, the current Audi A4 will finally review its copy to upgrade its technology to the level of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes Class C.
New Audi A4 2023 – Lagging behind in terms of electrification,current generation, released in 2015, only claims a slight 48v hybridization on some of its thermal engines, where the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C Class have long enjoyed PHEV blocks. During its replacement, expected within two years, the Audi A4 intends to catch up by increasing its energies. She might even suggest a 100% electric variant, according to recent hallway noise.
A4 at the foot of the wall
In 2021, displaying 4 rings on its grille is no longer necessarily synonymous with success. If the aging Audi A4 has seen its market share melt like snow in the sun, it is primarily through the ramp-up of SUVs. Then a more unexpected threat recently dealt it the final blow: the Tesla Model 3. The triumph of the Californian has been such, in recent years, that it has seen itself more widely distributed worldwide than the German trio (A4, Series, Class C) combined.
To raise the bar, the new album of A4 intends electrify its range, on all floors, without giving up thermal blocks. If we are to believe our British colleagues in the magazine Coach, often well informed, this transition generation, expected by 2023, will be based on an evolution of the plate-forme MLB. Once again renewing the sedan and station wagon silhouettes, it will engage the services of reworked petrol and diesel units, and slightly hybridized, while adding groups plug-in hybrids. Even the most sporty versions will give way to the sirens of electrification. By securing the services of an electric motor, the 450 hp twin-turbo V6 of the current RS4 should easily exceed the 500 hp mark to reach the level of recent BMW M3 and M4.
An A4 e-tron
In addition, it is rumored thata 100% electric A4 e-tron would also be in the running. Despite a design similar to that of the thermal A4, it would be based on a completely different base. It should be thearchitecture PPE (Premium Platform Electric) jointly developed between Audi and Porsche, on which the new Audi A6 e-tron and Porsche Macan-e will soon be based.
Prix Audi e-tron
In terms of style, the new Audi A4 will soften its lines, as suggested by the A6 e-tron concept, early 2021. A refreshing stroke of the pen for the Audi range which should also benefit the future range of coupe, convertible and low sedan A5. In terms of prices, the first price of the A4 catalog, cuvée 2023, will approach the € 35,000, no doubt.
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